Lophobranchii


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Lophobranchii

 

(also Syngnathiformes), an order of small teleost fishes. The pelvic fins are placed far back on the body, and there is a tubular snout. The fishes mainly inhabit tropical and subtropical ocean waters; only a few species are encountered in warm temperate waters. There are six families: Fistula-riidae (cornetfishes), Macrorhamphosidae, Centriscidae (snipe-fishes), Aulostomidae (trumpetfishes), Solenostomidae, and Syngnathidae (pipefishes and seahorses).

REFERENCES

Nikol’skii, G. V. Chastnaia ikhtiologiia, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1971.
Zhizn’ zhivotnykh, vol. 4, part 1. Moscow, 1971.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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